The common public belief is that oral health is solely related to the mouth. The truth however is that oral diseases can affect the health of an individual's entire body. The most overlooked oral health disease is periodontitis or gum disease.
Unfortunately, too many people ignore this type of health issue, because they believe it will not affect their life in any way whatsoever. In reality though, gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss and it's been linked to diabetes and cancer among other chronic diseases.
Traditional approach to treating periodontal disease in the past included surgery which hasn't always sat well with patients. Luckily there's now Laser Periodontal Therapy which is a non-surgical alternative. In most cases, patients don't even require local asesthesia.
You, like many may wonder whether or not you have gum disease or periodontal disease. Common signs are bleeding gums especially during brushing, tender gums, bad breath, movement in teeth, loose teeth and presence of puss.
Since periodontal disease can arise in a very silent and unsuspecting manner, and many people are completely unaware of it's presence, it is important to have regular checkups with your oral health professional to make sure you are as healthy as you can possibly be.
Contact us today for your periodontal evaluation.
Our office is conveniently located in Brentwood, California-providing sedation, cosmetic and Implant dentistry to West Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Westwood and Santa Monica.